Country Hall of Fame Plan Lee Greenwood Exhibit

04/12/2013
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(Webster) Country music star Lee Greenwood will be the focus of a special exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum this spring.

The exhibit, entitled Lee Greenwood: American Patriot, will open on May 10th and will include costumes and other artifacts spanning Greenwood's career.

The exhibit traces Greenwood's life from his childhood in California to his award-winning music career. The exhibit also places a special focus on Greenwood's most famous song, "God Bless the USA," and his work with military and veterans organizations.

Among the artifacts on display in Lee Greenwood: American Patriot are:

Awards presented to Greenwood from United States military units and veterans groups

Stage wear, including a red, white and blue American-flag-design leather jacket, and a fringed leather jacket with Native American beadwork

Letter from President George H.W. Bush, thanking Greenwood for participating in Bush's 1989 Inaugural ceremony.

Greenwood's Henri Selmer Paris saxophone, made in France

Greenwood's Grammy, CMA and ACM awards

Greenwood's honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Cumberland University and his honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from Lincoln Memorial University

Fans will be able to see the exhibit until April 25, 2014.

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